Has anyone ever taken the herbal remedy “feverfew” for migraine headache prevention? If so, how has it worked?

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I hаνе bееn suffering wіth migraine headaches thаt hаνе gotten tο thе point whеrе I аm getting thеm more thаn nοt during a month. I hаνе taken various prescription medications thаt hаνе nοt worked fοr mе. I’m јυѕt looking fοr something herbal аѕ opposed tο narcotic Ɩіkе whаt mу doctors want mе tο take. Anу suggestions wουƖԁ bе wonderful.

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5 Responses to “Has anyone ever taken the herbal remedy “feverfew” for migraine headache prevention? If so, how has it worked?”

  1. snowee6952 on November 21st, 2007 1:29 am

    Feverfew works pretty good….alot of people says it works. Something else you might want to try to take on a daily basis is Calcium and Magnesium. Not in a combination, but separately. That works pretty good as well.

  2. doowopper on November 23rd, 2007 10:41 pm

    lavender aromaherapy oil rubbed onto the temples works for many people I know….i supply the remedy!

  3. dr.kristen on November 27th, 2007 9:01 am

    you have to be careful taking … you should only take it for about a month or 2 or it can be toxic to the liver…. you have to take a break from it for a while & then start it again.

    there are other prescription migraine meds that are non narcotic that are both preventive (like topamax) and used for when you get the migraine- triptans like imitrex, relpax and zomig, they target the blood vessels & dont make you spacey or sleepy & work in about 30 minutes.
    perhaps you need to talk to your doctor about the proper medications— get to a neurologist, dont see your family doctor about migraines.

  4. yahzmin on November 30th, 2007 5:19 pm

    I’m sorry, but I never had any luck with feverfew or butterbur or other herbals myself. I am a 10 year sufferer with constant migraines, about 40 years total sporadically. The severe ones started when I was perimenopausal and I was assured that they would get better when I was postmenopausal. Not so much!

    What finally worked for me was two-fold. I was on a daily medication of 500 mg. depakote and 50 mg topamax. The doctor said this SHOULD NOT WORK — cocktails like that don’t usually for migraines. But the depakote alone was no longer working for me and I could not tolerate the topamax and it was not working.

    Turns out that cocktail worked JUST FINE for me, for about 1 year. Then, we discovered (by pure accident!!) that many, if not most, of my migraines were no longer coming from my hormones, as they had been before. It seems I had developed a severe reaction to sulfites and phosphates that I’d never had before or even known about! The surprise was WHERE I was getting them from — the salad bars at restaurants, salads at fast food places, chicken — both fresh (check the labels to be sure!!) and from fast food places, fresh pork (again, check the labels), balsamic vinegar, most salad dressings, etc. etc.

    Since we began scrupulously watching my diet, my migraines are down to about 1 every 6 weeks — TOTALLY tolerable with Axert to knock it out!! One tablet does the job. It means a little extra work picking out food and watching what I eat when I go out, but it it SO worth it.

    Anyway, maybe this information may be of some help to you. I know that being on pills a lot is a trouble — it was for me. But I found my answer, it seems. Hopefully, you will be able to find yours. Good luck!

  5. Ohio Healer on December 3rd, 2007 6:26 am

    It all depends on what’s causing your migraines. Because there are different causes, there are different “fixes”. Some people respond to herbal therapy, some to acupuncture, some to aromatherapy, some to Reiki, etc. I feel your best bet is to consult a naturopath to help you determine the cause of the imbalance and to suggest corrective therapies. You can check with your local health food store to see if there is a naturopath they recommend. If not, you can check the link below to see if there is one near you. I have worked with their graduates and found them to be caring, knowledgeable individuals. If you’d like, I may be able to help discern which therapies would be of benefit to you. Please email me with any questions.

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